Iron Savior

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Iron Savior
Origin Germany
Genres Power metal, heavy metal
Years active 1996 – present
Labels AFM Records (current)
Dockyard 1
Noise Records
Associated acts Savage Circus, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian
Website www.iron-savior.com
Members Piet Sielck
Jan-S Eckert
Thomas Nack
Joachim "Piesel" Küstner
Past members Kai Hansen
Thomen Stauch
Dan Zimmermann
Andreas Kück
Yenz Leonhardt

Iron Savior is a German power metal band that formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1996. Following a period of several years working behind the scenes in music production, multi-instrumentalist and producer/engineer Piet Sielck joined with former Helloween bandmate Kai Hansen and then-drummer for Blind Guardian Thomen Stauch in a new project that would blend power metal with a high-concept science fiction story.[1] The band's debut album Iron Savior introduced the story that would be told over the course of multiple albums, featuring a self-aware space vessel called the Iron Savior and its relationship to the mythical lost civilization of Atlantis.[2]

Critics have compared Iron Savior's sound and musical approach to classic heavy metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Queensrÿche.[1] Kai Hansen's presence in the band brought to the Iron Savior albums on which he appeared a style heavily influenced by Gamma Ray and Helloween.[3]

Since its inception, Iron Savior has released eight studio albums, two EPs, and two singles. When asked about releasing a live album or a DVD in the future, Piet Sielck responded by showing a disinterest in a live album but shows an interest in a DVD if a good opportunity pops up;

"it's not like we're so keen about it but never say never."

Despite numerous lineup changes, Piet has continued to direct the band and is currently the only remaining founding member.[1]

On February 28, 2014, the band released their newest album titled Rise of the Hero via AFM Records.

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Current band members[edit]

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Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Coming Home (1998)
  • Interlude (1999)
  • I've Been to Hell (2000)

Singles[edit]

  • "Titans of Our Time" (2002)
  • "Time Will Tell" (2004)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alex Henderson. "Iron Savior". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "The whole Iron Savior story". Iron Savior. Retrieved 25 Juny 2012. 
  3. ^ "Iron Savior – Biography". Metal Storm. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Iron Savior Details New LP "The Landing," Streaming New Track
  5. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/iron-savior-rise-of-the-hero-cover-artwork-track-listing-revealed/